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How to get items for product review/giveaways?
« on: Feb 05, 2011 @ 02:40 AM »
Hi everyone,
I am new to blogging and am trying to build a following. I'd like to have giveaways and feature product reviews but as a SAHM I can't afford to pay for these out of pocket. I want family-friendly and/or travel related items. Any ideas on how I can get started? I have about 1,000 page views a month in over ten countries. I've added a PR page and sent out a couple of feelers to companies but no response.

Thanks! Michelle

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Re: How to get items for product review/giveaways?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2011 @ 10:17 PM »
Hi Michelle,

I would strongly suggest that you build a loyal and large following before you approach companies for products to review etc. Companies really want to see thousands of readers per day before they are interested in "advertising" with you. It is a slow road but it is a goal that can be reached.
Get your name out there with some guest posts, maybe do some reviews of products that you already own and leave useful comments on other blogs to build your following. You may also want to have a look at the Pro Blogger 31 days to build a better blog

Good luck!
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Re: How to get items for product review/giveaways?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2011 @ 09:23 AM »
Great advice Nic!

Reviewing your own products is a great way to get started. It's good practice for you and encouraging your readers to leave some feedback about the posts will help prep you even more for when you move on to company reviews.

I love going to a local baby and toy boutiques to speak with a salesperson about their favorite products and check items out in the store. There's nothing out of your pocket and it's a great way to be hands on with products. If the shop has a website, you can give them some or all of the links which helps support a local biz as well!

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Re: How to get items for product review/giveaways?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2014 @ 03:13 PM »
You can sign up with Buzzagent and Houseparty. This is a great way to get free products to post on your blog. It's free and fun to do!  You just sign up and apply for products you want to review. The more reviews and parties you do the more you get! Great way to start.
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